Project Overview

The project »Healthy and Fit Work Team« is focusing on the current changes to dynamic of work and the impact that it has on employees health and the level of sport activities. In today’s stressful times, we forget too many times that movement is a source of health. Since the COVID crisis employees started working from home in a much larger scale, which lead to and decrease in the level of physical activity of employees across all of the EU. Many employees suffer from a variety of pain due to prolonged sitting for a computer, standing work, repetitive movements etc. what causes many work-related illnesses.  Many diseases can be avoided by regular daily exercise during work to strengthen the most exposed parts of the body. This project is focusing on developing & promoting a sport program for employees with disabilities. The implementation of wellness programs and sport programs at work is rising in all EU countries, however there is a big lack of programs and adjustments for employees with special needs, who are often left out because they can’t participate. We are also going to collect best practices how to increase the level of sport activities while working from home and on location to complement the developed sport program. Partners are going to implement also a research phase were partners are going to analyse the barriers to participation and different strategies to increase the level of physical activity of employees with disabilities, based on the findings partners are going to create a survey research report and policy recommendations.

This project consortium consists of Sport clubs, NGOs and Research Institute to achieve the best synergies between expert sport knowledge, best dissemination and core knowledge of people with disabilities to achieve best results in reaching them and increasing their level of physical activity.